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Pride Guide: A Guide to Sexual and Social Health for LGBTQ Youth

by Jo Langford Rowman and Littlefield
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Jo Langford offers a complete guide to sexual and social development, safety, and health for LGBTQ youth and those who love and support them. Written from a practical perspective, the author explores the realities of teen sexuality, particularly that of trans teens, and provides guidance and understanding for parents and kids alike.

Chapter 1. Biology

Chapter 6. Identity and the Spectrum

Chapter 8. Coming Out

Chapter 14. Dating

Chapter 17. The Sex Part

Chapter 21. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Chapter 25. Sexual Harm

Chapter 27. Personal Safety.

Chapter 28. SexualIZED Harm

Chapter 32: Online Safety

Chapter 35. LGBTQ 101 for Parents

Chapter 40. Parenting Your Queer Kid

Just a few pages in and I was already wishing I had this growing up. Jo takes a really warm approach to some of the more complicated aspects of either being queer or raising someone who is. Regardless of your child's identity, this is simply something every parent should read.
Jo Langford, MA, is a dad, Master's-level therapist, and sex educator for tweens, teens, and parents, in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of the Spare Me, 'The Talk'!, series – guides to sex, relationships and growing up for modern teens and their parents. More about his work to promote healthy, positive, and safe sexual and social behavior can be found at his website,